Founded back in 1847, The first secretary of the club, Mr.C.Humble, circulated a letter throughout the village. It is in this village it states the two objects that came about the forming of the club.
'First: to afford to the young men of the village during their leisure hours the rational enjoyment of an innocent pastime : and secondly to bring together on one common and friendly footing the different classes of society.'
Both of these objectives of the forming of the Norton Cricket Club have been kept alive throughout the clubs illusive history, being crowned champions of the North Yorkshire South Durham League 11 times, Kerridge cup 7 times and the MacMillan cup 8 times. In terms of juniors the club is regarded as one of the strongest in the region for producing junior cricketers, and have won the Junior league a record 18 times, more than any other club in the N.Y.S.D.
2013 marked a new chapter for the Cricket Club in their return to the North Yorkshire South Durham League. This marked a double promotion for the 1st XI who were crowned champions of Division 2 and 1 at their first time of asking. The first team will be playing in the premier division for the first time since they won it back in 1998.
With this said, 2015 is an exciting year for Norton Cricket Club with the first team wanting to compete in the premier division, the second team looking to gain promotion into the second division. Norton third team play in Sunday division 1 and fourth team play on a Saturday in the Langbaurgh League.
The fixtures for all the games are available on this site and Norton Cricket Club welcomes your support. UTN!